Letters From the House Between Summer Into Fall #1 2014 Publication Date: 08/18/2014
I was told by a friend that I would need to eat an enormous amount of crow after moaning about down-sizing to a thousand square feet, but back in March I had no idea we were going to have more flexibility than we imagined. You may remember, we had just sold Toad Hall and were staggered that it was only on the market for three days, when we received four offers and all were more than our asking price. After much euphoria and relief we were immediately under pressure to find a place and get out by July.
NOTES FROM TOAD HALL Spring #2 2014 Publication Date: 08/17/2014
We live in a climate where the seasons are sharp. There is no mistaking them. Winter freezes everything including our senses; but they waken again with the shifting south wind, in slight rises in temps, in clouds changing from steel gray to white muslin, when it is still well below freezing, we sniff the air and say, “I smell spring!”
From the Editor Three Haiku (Ellis Potter)
Resource: F.F. Bruce: A Life by Tim Grass (Denis Haack)
Resource: Review of Broken Hallelujahs by Christian Scharen (Denis Haack)
Resource: Review of Over the Earth I Come by Duane Schultz (Denis Haack) Politics and Perspective: Possible Paths and Perils (Timothy Padgett) A Perfect Blending: The Milk Carton Kids (Denis Haack) When the Journey Takes Us Nowhere: A Review of Nebraska (Denis Haack)
Ebola has infected increasing numbers of people, first in Africa and now in America. Now we hear voices calling for solutions, from banning travel to mandating drug companies develop effective treatments. None of the voices, however, set out to go back to foundational principles, work out what should be our primary concerns, and eventually see what policies should be proposed. Without doing that, however, are we certain the solutions we call for are really wise?
Taking the time to reflect on and discuss things, even in our busy schedules, is something Ransom stands for. Knowledge is available on the world wide web, but wisdom is what we need in this broken world. We hope you find our resources helpful in some small way to that end.